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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.11
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for City of Hollywood

Reviews - What employees say

3.11 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • As people retire, the culture of "well that's not my job" seems to be diminishing. Have new workers, eager to learn and solve problems helps a lot in the face of inefficiencies.

What I like about the company

Great benefits, good hours and I have a good boss. My supervisor sticks up for his team and doesn't micromanage. Not all at the city have this situation but fortunately, I do.

What I dislike about the company

Politics are always happening in the background of most decisions. Coworkers who have been around for a long time don't always have the sense of team work or efficiency.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    City of Hollywood
  • City
    Hollywood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 22.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would improve the wuiality of the work that we do

What I like about the company

It is the city so no experiences good or bad. it sucks

What I dislike about the company

the political aspect of working for the city

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    City of Hollywood
  • City
    Hollywood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

It's government so there are layers and layers of management, the buck doesn't really stop anywhere.

Support from management

It's government so everything is C.Y.A. He who has the best papertrail wins.

Freedom to work independently

Some directors are micro-managers, others not so much. You should try to ask around to others in the department before accepting a position.

Internal Communication

The biggest challenge in the City of Hollywood is the communication. The big boss says Go Left, the middle boss says Stay Put, the assistant to the middle boss says We Have to Move, and the supervisors say Get Going, and the shift leads say Go Right, and then the big boss wonders why everyone is going in the wrong direction.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay is usually below market, but with a generally clear path through your pay grade if you do even a decent job and stick with the position for a number of years you can make a decent wage.

Office / Work Environment

Some of the people you work with are awesome, some really aren't. Its a government operation so the lower down the seniority list you are the more likely you are to be the one tossed under the bus.

Environmental Friendliness

Lots of lipservice is paid to 'Green Initiatives.' But when the janitors come around at the end of the day, the blue recycle bins get tossed into the same dumpster as the trash.

Company Image

The Company Image of Hollywood is best described as Schizophrenic. The elected officials want one thing, management wants something similar, the citizens want something else, and reality won't permit more than half of that from ever happening.

It does make it interesting getting new branding guidelines every three or four years. Keeps some departments really busy.

Job Security

Employment Contracts negotiated with the Union make for some reasonable clear work rules, including a progressive discipline policy.

But, management has a lot of discretion, and plenty of opportunity, to get around those rules.

The best papertrail wins in any situation so as long as you can pass along the blame to someone else then you will be fine in all but the worst case scenarios.

Workplace Safety

The one thing the City gets right!

Suggestions for improvement

  • I have a simple suggestion for the City of Hollywood.... Treat your employees like they are simple cogs in a machine and they will accomplish mediocrity with stunning inefficiency. Treat your employees like they make difference and they will.

What I like about the company

I like(d) working for the City of Hollywood because when you get a good team put together you can accomplish great things. It's a bit difficult to get the team put together but it can be done with a bit of work and that work really pays off.

What I dislike about the company

The worst thing about working for the City of Hollywood is Middle Management. And there is a LOT of middle management. And many of them seem determined to hold back those below them, like somehow their light is going to shine brighter by extinguishing the lights of those below them on the org chart.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Hollywood
  • City
    Hollywood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.11
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

City of Hollywood
3.11
3 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.67
89,925 reviews

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3.38
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